See through the stereotypes. See me for my advocacy.

Connor is a medal-winning skier, a social media influencer and the kind of person that people seem to gravitate to wherever he goes. In his current role as a greeter at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Connor is honored to be the first face that people see when they come in for a tour.

“I meet them with a huge smile and introduce myself so I can be a great ambassador,” he said.

Still shot of Connor from youtube
Connor starring in a YouTube video to raise awareness to “End the R-Word” and show that people are not defined by their disability.

A 2011 graduate of Saint Rose’s College Experience Program, Connor considers himself a “people person” who was put on the planet to inspire others. He believes in the power of vulnerability to overcome difficult situations and thinks that people in our surrounding community have “a lot of potential” to be their best selves if they just learn to “ask questions and not be afraid of what they don’t understand.”

Connor is a proud uncle of a nephew and loves being with his family. He said he is a very social person who loves to hang out with his friends, work out at the gym, meditate, and manage his “Kickin’ It With Connor” social media empire. He loves that he’s able to offer people advice and inspiration on various topics, especially because life gets hard sometimes.

“People often want to push their pain onto someone else instead of showing their hurt or admitting they don’t understand things. It’s really important to just be comfortable with who you are.”